Welcome To KMFRI
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) is a state corporate body, established in 1979 under the Science and Technology Act (Cap 250), which has since been repealed by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013. KMFRI is under the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries.
KMFRI is mandated to:-
- Undertake research in marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, and marine research including chemical and physical oceanography, so as to provide scientific data and information to enhance sustainable exploitation, management and conservation of Kenya’s fisheries resources, and promote aquatic environmental protection, food security, poverty alleviation, and employment creation;
- Co-operate with other local and international organizations and institutions within and outside Kenya on matters relevant to research on marine and fresh water fishery resources and environment; and also cooperate with international partners in the public and private sector, as well as in the voluntary and community sector, to support the achievement of economic development priorities, in part, through the empowerment of local communities, institutional capacity building and address sustainability of programs;
- Liaise with, and advice, the National and County Governments in Kenya on matters relevant to development and management of marine and fresh water fishery resources and environment and the dissemination of such findings.
A centre of excellence in aquatic research and promotion of sustainable utilization of marine and freshwater resources for national and county development
Contribute to the management and sustainable exploitation of aquatic resources and thus alleviate poverty, enhance employment creation and food security through multidisciplinary and collaborative research in both marine and fresh-water aquatic systems.
| MOMBASA CENTRE
The Centre conducts research on oceanography and hydrography including physical, chemical, biological and geological oceanography of the inshore, near shore and offshore waters.
The Centre is situated on Lake Victoria at an altitude of 1140m. Its main role is to undertake research on aquatic resources in inland waters.
The Center, is located 2 km from Sagana township and 105 km Northeast of Nairobi City.The research Center covers an area of approximately 59 hectares
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
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